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Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action; A Memoir

Fajgenbaum, David · Ballantine Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The powerful memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete diagnosed with a rare disease who spearheaded the search for a cure - and became a champion for a new approach to medical research."An extraordinary memoir . . . It belongs with Atul Gawande's writings and When Breath...
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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Wilson, A. N. · Harper
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.For more than six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great Empire at the height...
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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire -- A Biography

Susan Ronald · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst. Condé Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth...
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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Paul, Alan · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, foreword by drummer Chris Layton, and afterword by bassist Tommy Shannon. A clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career just a few years...
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Alexander the Great: His Life and His Mysterious Death

Everitt, Anthony · Random House
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial revisionist portrait. More than two millennia have passed since Alexander the Great built...
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Reading behind Bars: A Memoir of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

Grunenwald, Jill · Skyhorse
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master's degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching,...
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I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays

Ikpi, Bassey · Harper Perennial
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

A Publishers Weekly Spring Preview SelectionA deeply personal collection of essays exploring Nigerian-American author Bassey Ikpi's experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life.Bassey Ikpi was born in Nigeria in 1976. Four years later, she and her mother...
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The Yellow House

Broom, Sarah M. · Grove Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant -- the postwar optimism seemed assured....
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River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

Prejean, Helen · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this revelatory, intimate memoir from the author of Dead Man Walking, the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion...
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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Heinerth, Jill · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about...
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